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Forum: General Warhammer   08-26-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,779
Posted By Azezel
The Humble Bretonnian Knight of the Realm...

The Humble Bretonnian Knight of the Realm certainly isn't the best heavy cavalry out there, but don't discount him entirely.

Against any attack other than STR4 the Lady's Blessing with a 2+ save...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-28-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Azezel
It's great for Skaven, bad for High Elves. ...

It's great for Skaven, bad for High Elves.

From the High Elf part of the box, the Swordmasters are useful, and so is the Mage. The reavers might just be if that's the style of army one wants, but...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-01-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,673
Posted By Azezel
Higher model count and player base are both...

Higher model count and player base are both factors. Probably the largest factors other than GW's balls-out focus on Space Marines.

There is another, though.

People always say that Fantasy is...
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   05-14-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By Azezel
I was not aware of them, but I likes me the looks...

I was not aware of them, but I likes me the looks of them... I'm thinkin' spirit Hosts.

Damned expensive, mind, but I do like them. Urge to spend money growing...


And I like 'La Eternidad es...
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   05-14-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By Azezel
Estalia (and Vampires)?

So, I'm building a Vampire Counts army now, and I'm theming things around Estalia. Estalia seem almost entirely forgotten in fluff, but I know things do exist.

The army is led by the Condessa...
Forum: Trading Area   05-04-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By Azezel
[W] Coven Throne Handmaiden [H]

I'm very much in need of the delightful vampire lady from the VC Coven Throne.

Specifically this lady:

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/MCP1/Vampy.jpg

The one with the plaited...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-26-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Azezel
Most of your points are about Ogres. Now,...

Most of your points are about Ogres.

Now, Ogres have a strong claim to being tip of the top right now, but 'good against Ogres' doesn't equal 'strong book'.

I'm also not sure where you're...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-26-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Azezel
And we all understand that. We all also know it...

And we all understand that. We all also know it feels good to vent from time to time and that's half the reason fora like this exist.

For what it's worth, my way of coping is to see that,...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-25-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Azezel
What I said was that, on a scale of power,...

What I said was that, on a scale of power, someone has to come last. It's impossible for fifteen very different army books to all have the same level of power and effectiveness. Someone has to come...
Forum: Project Logs   04-23-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By Azezel
I have some more additions to the army to show...

I have some more additions to the army to show off. Some have been waiting a long old time! My Trebuchet has been painted and ready since before christmas and has still never seen the table (I'm...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-23-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Azezel
First off, calm down. Calm down. Maybe switch to...

First off, calm down. Calm down. Maybe switch to decaff or something?

The Bret book is old. About eleven years I think, but it still largely works. It's certainly one of the weakest books, but...
Forum: General 40k   04-17-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Azezel
Basing makes your minis look worse. There, I...

Basing makes your minis look worse.

There, I said it. It's true.

I admit, before I knew anything about the hobby I saw some random mini somewhere and thought 'Oh, there's even sand on the base,...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-05-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Azezel
Cannot be a city or cannot be in a city? 'Cos...

Cannot be a city or cannot be in a city? 'Cos there's a big difference.

The White Tower of Hoeth would be a good choice for the High Elves. Not only is it the spiritual home of all Elf Magi, but...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   03-31-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,212
Posted By Azezel
The latest (claimed) leaks imply: GENERAL...

The latest (claimed) leaks imply:

GENERAL SPECIAL RULES:
-NO ASF or Valor as we know it today.
-Elven Dexterity: units with this rule can use parry save when wielding any weapon, even if mounted...
Forum: General Warhammer   02-18-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Azezel
You probably already know, but that's not a legal...

You probably already know, but that's not a legal Bretonnian list.

Anyhoo DO NOT simplify rules. Start with small games (start without magic by all means) but play the game as-written. Don't dumb...
Forum: General 40k   12-25-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,508
Posted By Azezel
Emperor's Day

Wishing everyone a very special Emperor's day.

All year long He stores up extra power, so that one day each year the Astronomicon may run without Him and His holy spirit travels the Warp to leave...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-15-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,237
Posted By Azezel
This is all sounding pretty negative, but the...

This is all sounding pretty negative, but the fact is, it's a flawed list that can be utterly broken (it can be broken-overpowered or broken-underpowered) all too easily.

If you like the models,...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-12-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Azezel
Sounds like you got a duff one. Call up GW and...

Sounds like you got a duff one. Call up GW and they'll put it right. Their customer support is bulletproof.

Oh, and the word you want is 'sprues' not 'runners'.
Forum: General Warhammer   12-08-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Azezel
Mostly dang. I started out with two IoBs (well,...

Mostly dang. I started out with two IoBs (well, the Elves from...) and it was a mistake.

Y'see, you'll really only ever use the Mage and Swordmasters from the Elven half of that box. And that's if...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-08-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Azezel
The Ogres battalion is generally considered to be...

The Ogres battalion is generally considered to be the best of the bunch in terms of usability, price and price/point on the table.

Dawrves and Bretonnians also have solid battalions which won't...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-05-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,897
Posted By Azezel
I think the problem with the Lore of Nehekara is...

I think the problem with the Lore of Nehekara is that it bumps TK units up to where everyone else starts out.

A lore full of strong augments (which it is) sounds good until one notices that TK...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-04-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,897
Posted By Azezel
Not at all bad at the ol' Magic game. ...

Not at all bad at the ol' Magic game.

Typical Bret wizard is cheap and will have a 6+ for being Mounted and a 6++/5++ Blessing save and Magic Resistance 1/2, She can ride in the second rank and...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-04-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,897
Posted By Azezel
Wood Elves? Limited lores, Expensive...

Wood Elves?

Limited lores, Expensive Wizards, bad unique Lore that their Hero level casters MUST take, very little in the way of dick-with-the-magic-phase abilities.
Forum: General Warhammer   12-04-12, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,897
Posted By Azezel
There are only two armies which can do this...

There are only two armies which can do this without gimping yourself.

Non undead armies need a BSB. Trying to play 8ed without a BSB is taking a deliberate handicap.

Lizardmen and high elves...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-01-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,897
Posted By Azezel
Lizards can have two Slann, but there are limits...

Lizards can have two Slann, but there are limits on duplicate Disciplines.

No matter though, if you just want to cast a ton of spells every round you want Greenskins. They have (correct me if I'm...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-01-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,897
Posted By Azezel
It's always going to be a toss-up between High...

It's always going to be a toss-up between High Elves and Lizardmen.

Lizardmen bet all their marbles on a big ugly from who has Loremaster and adds an extra die to every cast. No doubt about it,...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-07-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By Azezel
I think they look fantastic. No doubt about it. ...

I think they look fantastic. No doubt about it.

However, I see a flaw very common in recent GW models.

Much like the Empire wizard wagons I look at the new Warsrhine and ask 'how the devil is...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-02-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By Azezel
There are eight Lores in the core book. Each army...

There are eight Lores in the core book. Each army has access to 0-8 of them. Some armies also have access to their own unique lore(s)

Beastmen get the Lores of Beasts, Shadow and Death from the...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-01-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By Azezel
Beastmen have a great aesthetic if you're into...

Beastmen have a great aesthetic if you're into gnarly, beastly chaos, blood and destruction. very metal. The playstyle is also pretty cool if you like that sort of thing. Rape, kill and burn...
Forum: General Warhammer   09-11-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Azezel
Thing is. The starter set, any starter set, is...

Thing is. The starter set, any starter set, is grom GW's point of view definitely not a chance to update models.

D'you really think GW want you to buy starter kits (70+ models for 60) or regiment...
Forum: General Warhammer   09-10-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Azezel
Very true... However, having seen the IoB and...

Very true... However, having seen the IoB and Dark Vengeance models I now subscribe to the theory that GW's plastics department are in fact wizards and can do anything.




I'd love to see Brets...
Forum: General Warhammer   09-10-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Azezel
Place your bets!

Sooo...

The latest 40k Starter Kit is flying off the shelves and GW's thoughts must be now turing to the next Fantasy set (if they have not in fact already started work on it).

'Tis an exciting...
Forum: Trading Area   09-07-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Azezel
[H] Bretonnian Pegasus Knights [W]

I'm selling three unpainted, unprimed Bretonnian Peg Knights in good nick.

Long story short, I saw these guys on ebay, no bids, ten minutes left on the clock, bid on impulse and was quite...
Forum: Project Logs   08-25-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 40,085
Posted By Azezel
I suppose you have considered painting your drop...

I suppose you have considered painting your drop pod in the scheme of Twi's balloon, right? Pink and gold with purple swirls and whatnots all over. I think it'd work.


In any event, I continue to...
Forum: Bretonnia Army Lists   08-19-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By Azezel
At least eighteen months, probably more like 2-3...

At least eighteen months, probably more like 2-3 years. The smart money right now is on their being the last book of Eighth or the first of ninth.

I don't know what you're afraid of, though. I...
Forum: General Warhammer   08-19-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Azezel
In Bretonnia, every man is the hero of his own...

In Bretonnia, every man is the hero of his own story, and every one of my knights has his or her (you heard me) own heraldry and colours.

However - every Knightly standard bearer carries a banner...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   08-15-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,910
Posted By Azezel
Note I never said he was sculpting. All he...

Note I never said he was sculpting.

All he said (during the DE launch event) was that Sisters had been in design Hell since before he started working on DE. For all we know, 'design hell' means he...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   08-14-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,910
Posted By Azezel
That's something we heard a couple of times, even...

That's something we heard a couple of times, even farther back than that.



Jes said he'd been doing something plastic Sisters related before even starting DE. As I recall, his words were...
Forum: Project Logs   08-01-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 40,085
Posted By Azezel
I'm no expert on Astartes, but I had apprehended...

I'm no expert on Astartes, but I had apprehended that, amongst their enhancements was skin which almost-instantly adapts to radiation of all kinds, including tanning to counter sunburn and skin...
Forum: Project Logs   07-31-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 40,085
Posted By Azezel
Celestia's starting to look pretty good. If...

Celestia's starting to look pretty good.

If I may though...

Well, it's just one man's opinion, but I cannot see the sun Princes as light-skinned. Luna? You'd better bet she is pale, but not...
Forum: General Warhammer   07-21-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By Azezel
And, counterintuatively - it's typically best NOT...

And, counterintuatively - it's typically best NOT to attack the rider when in CC - even (especially?) if he's an easy kill like a High Elf Dragon Mage.

The last thing you want is for the monster...
Forum: General Warhammer   07-19-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 521
Posted By Azezel
No. Although there are rules for playing...

No.

Although there are rules for playing allied with another army commanded by a second player.
Forum: General Warhammer   07-19-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,305
Posted By Azezel
Note remotely. I mean, you could paint them...

Note remotely.

I mean, you could paint them green, but they would obviously be High Elves. Wearing armour and high helms, carrying the wrong weapons, being gryphons, you-name-it.
Forum: General Warhammer   07-18-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,305
Posted By Azezel
It strikes me that there is a world of difference...

It strikes me that there is a world of difference between 'easy to play' and 'easy to play well'.

F'rex, Dwarves are damned easy to play. You take your favourite five War Machines, a Runlord and...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-16-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 21,496
Posted By Azezel
You Sir... Have my undivided attention. That...

You Sir... Have my undivided attention.

That is (disturbing as it sounds) by far and away the best and most solid news we've had in eighteen months.

Keep the faith, my friends.




No-one...
Forum: Project Logs   07-15-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 40,085
Posted By Azezel
I don't have any Flamer pictures handy, but I...

I don't have any Flamer pictures handy, but I used the same effect on my Canonness's Inferno Pistol. Black at the tip, fading to brown.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/MCP1/Sar21.jpg
...
Forum: Project Logs   07-14-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 40,085
Posted By Azezel
Yes - you did put the Metallic Medium on a tad...

Yes - you did put the Metallic Medium on a tad thick - like any other paint (okay, it's not technically paint, but you know) it almost always needs to be thinned before application.

Not that it...
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-05-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Azezel
Oh lordy... I'm not sure which Sisters codex...

Oh lordy...

I'm not sure which Sisters codex you have on order, but I have bad news for you.

Some months ago, the dead-tree codex (Codex: Witchhunters) was made obsolete by a 'replacement'...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-04-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,972
Posted By Azezel
My High Elf army book says different. Not...

My High Elf army book says different.

Not that I doubt DA are coming very soon after September - but it wouldn't be the first time if they did have a delay.



Am I the only one who feels...
Forum: Project Logs   07-04-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 40,085
Posted By Azezel
It's fantastic stuff - right up there with Devlan...

It's fantastic stuff - right up there with Devlan Mud in terms of 'liquid talent'.

It is simply aluminium particles suspended in 100% acrylic resin. Applied like a paint it gives a shine brighter...
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